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New benefit fraud campaign targets tiny part of UK unnecessarily

Fri, 03/01/2014 - 14:21 -- nick

The government is today launching a new anti-fraud and error campaign - but in just six small areas of the UK.

The chosen few - Southwark, Blackburn, Hounslow, Blackpool, Epping Forest and Cardiff - will be targeted with billboards, newspaper adverts, Facebook adverts and letters to claimants.

These will ask claimants to report changes in their circumstances and also ask all citizens to shop those they believe are claiming benefits fraudulently.

Minister for Welfare Reform Lord Freud said:

Charities join forces to campaign for better debate on benefits

Wed, 09/10/2013 - 13:58 -- nick

A group of five charities has joined forces to fight for better public debate on benefits.

They include Gingerbread, The Children's Society, Crisis, Mind and Macmillan Cancer Support, and their campaign aims to give a voice to the most important people in the debate: those who need benefits to survive.

The campaign: "aims to give a voice to the millions of us who have been supported by benefits at some point in our lives. By sharing our stories we can show the reality of who needs help, why they need it and the difference that it makes.

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